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Actin Cytoskeleton-Based Mechanisms of Establishing Left-Right Asymmetry in Biological Systems
Mini Symposium 2019

30 October 2019 (Wednesday)

Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore
5A Engineering Drive 1, Level 5 Seminar Rooms
T-Lab Building, Singapore 117411



10:00 – 10:15 Welcome Remarks

10:15 – 11:00 Stéphane Noselli, Institut de Biologie Valrose (iBV), France
The conserved Myosin 1D controls multiscale chirality in Drosophila

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:15 Sudipto Roy, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), A*STAR, Singapore
How Does Left-Right Asymmetry Arise Within the Vertebrate Body?

12:15 – 14:00 Lunch (for invited guests only)

14:00 – 14:45 Reiko Kuroda, Chubu University and The University of Tokyo, Japan
A single formin gene determines the organismal chirality from the one-cell stage – a case of fresh water snail Lymnaea stagnalis

14:45 – 15:30 Teije Middelkoop, (Stephan Grill’s Lab) MPI-CBG and BIOTEC TU Dresden, Germany
Chiral actomyosin flows during early embryonic development in C. elegance

15:30 – 15:50 Coffee Break

15:50 – 16:35 Yee Han Tee /Alexander Bershadsky, Mechanobiology Institute, NUS, Singapore
Emergence of left-right asymmetry in single cell and cell groups

16:35 – 16:40 Closing Remarks


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